IBM United States
Software Announcement 202-089
April 9, 2002
IBM Directory Server V4.1 and Professional Services Secure Your User and Resource Data
At a Glance
The IBM Directory Server V4.1 program:
The IBM Meta-directory and Directory Professional Services are fee-based services to assist customers with:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
The Gartner Group indicates that directories will become a critical security infrastructure to support e-business initiatives.1 This research shows that the biggest concern of enterprises about embracing Web services is "security & authentication" (Evans Data Corp. per January 21, 2002 NetworkWorld). Technology can only be a key differentiator if it is trusted. Wherever companies are in their e-business transition cycle, there should be a software infrastructure designed to bring the level of security necessary for users, suppliers, and customers so they can trust the system.
A critical part of a secure enterprise is a consistent and effective directory infrastructure to rapidly and precisely identify application users and resources. Enterprises should not build secure dynamic e-business applications on an inaccurate directory infrastructure. As firms build their dynamic e-business architectures, they should deploy directory technologies to securely identify users and resources.
Directory Server V4.1 plays key roles in building trust by enabling business integration that:
In addition, the new IBM Meta-directory and Directory Professional Services provide integration middleware solutions to tie together heterogeneous directories.
For information on how to receive a free download of Directory Server V4.1, visit:
For current, up-to-date information on the latest prerequisites, visit:
IBM extends its directory offering by introducing a new Directory Server series of offerings with Meta-directory and Directory Professional Services. These offerings are designed to help customers meet key needs.
The Directory offering is available free via download.
A Directory/meta-directory Professional Services is part of the worldwide availability launch of the Directory Server. IBM will be providing a set of fee-based Professional Services offerings that will assist customers with requirements analysis, solution design, and deployment of enterprise directory and meta-directory technologies. These services will be provided by IBM Software Services. The Enterprise Directory/Meta-directory offerings will include:
Program License Terms and Conditions
For the licensing terms and conditions for the Directory Server, visit:
For the licensing terms and conditions for the Meta-directory and Directory Professional Services, visit:
Program Services are available for the Directory Server until April 30, 2004.
Fee-based support will be provided through the IBM Operational Support Services and country specific service offerings. Contact IBM for further information on what is available in your country
Program Services are available for the Meta-directory and Directory Professional Services per the appropriate agreement negotiated as part of the Statement of Work for this specific engagement.
Supported Platforms for the Directory Server V4.1
Software Requirements for the Directory Server V4.1
Most product media is shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, Systempac®). Non-customized items (CDs, diskettes, source media, media kits) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.
Use Priority/Reference Code: YE001 Phone: 800-IBM-CALL Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX Internet: email@example.com Mail: IBM Atlanta Sales Center Dept. YE001 P.O. Box 2690 Atlanta, GA 30301-2690
You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.
Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.